ICOS 2020/2021 update

Dear Participants of the 27th ICOS Congress in Kraków,

The Organizing Committee of the Congress has been still closely observing the global outbreak of the COVID-19 disease and its consequences. The situation is still uncertain.

We wanted to ensure you that the Congress will take place on the planned date 22-27 August 2021. But the final decision on the format of the Congress: in situ or online will be made in April in consultation with the ICOS Board. Then we will also launch the registration system. If Congress is held online, the fees will be reduced of course. We will keep you updated on developments.

The 27th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Kraków 2020 postponed

The Organizing Committee of the Congress has been closely observing the global outbreak of the COVID-19 disease and its consequences, including those which might impact international conferences scheduled for the summer months of 2020. In the face of the pandemic spread of Covid-19, after considering and evaluating all the implications, as well as the forecasts on the progress of the disease, the Organizing Committee in Kraków together with the ICOS Board of Directors believe that it is impossible to hold the Congress on the scheduled date. Therefore, we announce the postponement of the Congress to 22-27th of August 2021.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience and hope to meet all of you in less turbulent times in Kraków next year.

In connection with the decision of the postponement of the ICOS Congress to 22-27th of August, 2021, the Early Bird registration has been extended to the 31st of March, 2021.

The Organizing Committee would also like to inform you that all registration fees received, abstracts accepted, and the conference programme already prepared for this year will be carried over to 2021.
However, we will understand if someone resigns from the Congress or if he or she wants to update his/her abstract. So please inform us about your decision or any changes till the end of 2020.

More information concerning the Congress will appear successively on our website and on Facebook.

Best wishes,

Maciej Eder, Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch, Urszula Bijak and the Organizing Committee
Paula Sjöblom and the ICOS Board of Directors

Information related to coronavirus (COVID-19)

The organizing comittee of the 27th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences 2020 in Kraków is aware of the threat caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are closely monitoring the evolving situtation. At the moment, state and local authorities in Poland recommend canceling only events to take place in March and April. There are currently no plans to cancel or postpone the ICOS Congress in Kraków, which is scheduled to be held on 23-28 August 2020. However, we will continue following the situation and in case of any changes we will inform you immediately.

Workshop on ‘Place-names as Open Data’ at ICOS 2020

The 2020 Congress will include a workshop on ‘Place-Names as Open Data’, organized and chaired by Peder Gammeltoft (University of Bergen, Norway). The aim of the workshop is to explore the way in which open data (and linked open data implicitly) are already used and can be employed further in place-name research.
Please follow the link for details: https://icos2020.ijp.pan.pl/workshop-on-place-names-as-open-data